Counselling & Clinical Services
A Place To Turn When You Need Help
Counselling & Clinical Services aims to provide accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to U of A students. We help students improve their personal, social, and academic well-being and offer consultative services to the University of Alberta community, like opportunities for faculty and staff to consult with us regarding students of concern. We also provide supervision and training to graduate students in psychology.
Why Seek Help?
There are many reasons why you might want to visit us. Some common issues that students come to us with are depression, social anxiety, self-harm, grief, disordered eating, relationship problems, perfectionism and adapting to life in Canada. Our goal is to help you overcome these challenges so you’re able to have the best possible experience at the U of A.
Your First Visit
To set up your first visit, simply drop-in or make an appointment ahead of time by calling 780-492-5205 during our office hours. When you arrive, let the receptionist know you're there for an initial consultation (first visit). Please bring your ONEcard and Alberta Health Care number with you. Initial consultations are free of charge.
By telling us what you’re seeking during an initial consultation, we can:
- Determine if our services are a good match for your needs,
- Provide you with helpful resources,
- Offer you an appointment with one of our clinicians,
- or sign you up for group therapy and/or inform you of other options.
If you have already met with one of our staff or had an initial consultation within the past 4 months, you can phone us to book an appointment.
Services We Offer
Personal, Relationship, and Family Therapy
We provide students with professional psychological therapy and treatment emphasizing a shorter-term model, including individual, relationship, and family therapy. We assist students with a wide range of mental health and life concerns.
Free Drop-In Workshops
Workshops are casual, one-time events that teach participants practical and realistic strategies to deal with a particular mental health topic.
Groups are ongoing and offer a supportive and safe environment for participants to learn strategies to overcome psychological challenges. Joining a therapy group requires an initial consultation.